To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update to 1985 the reply given to the hon. Member for Kensington, Official Report, 27 January 1987, column 215 showing the numbers of working and out-of-work families with children at different income levels.
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) on 21 January 1988 at columns 836–40.
|Estimated number of the 10 most common forms of surgery (in order of frequency) performed in NHS non-psychiatric, non-maternity hospitals, England 1985|
|Condensed1list operation number||Operation||Estimated number of operations||Approximate cost (current prices)||Estimate based on|
|1. 080||Dilatation, Curettage, Biopsy and Excision of Lesion of Cervix||127,450||£200 to £250||National average cost per patient day in hospital|
|2. 093||Treatment of Fracture by Operations||105,850||—||Not available|
|3. 061||Cystoscopy (with Destruction of Lesion)||87,680||—||Not available|
|4. 023||Tonsils and Adenoids||83,550||£300 to £350||National average cost per patient day in hospital|
|5. 078||Hysterectomy||68,590||£1,200||Study carried out in 1982|
|6. 038||Operations on Abdominal Wall, Peritoneum and Mesentery||67,710||—||Not available|
|7. 039||Inguinal Hernia Operations||66,660||£650||Study carried out in 19822 (average for all hernia operations)|
|8. 092||Post-natal or Post-abortion Operations||65,800||—||Not available|
|9. 014||Operations on Lens||60,100||£950||1986 estimate for cataracts (including lens implant) only|
|10. 100||Arthroplasty3||53,080||£3,300||1984 estimate for hip joint replacement only|
|1 OPCS condensed list of surgical operations.|
|2 Many of these operations are now carried out by day surgery but a separate costing for such operations is not available.|
|3 Arthroplasty also includes knee joint replacement for which a separate figure is not available.|
Source: Hospital In-Patient Enquiry (HIPE).